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SSD Recognizes Monsanto for its Commitment to Students

The SSD Board of Education presented Monsanto Corporation with a Community Partners for Excellence Award to mark the 20th anniversary of the District’s partnership with the company to provide students with valuable work experience. Monsanto representatives received the award at the Board of Education’s meeting on June 26.

For students with disabilities, one of the most significant transitions in life is moving from high school into the adult world. When a student has attended four years of high school and still has transition needs in order to successfully meet post-secondary goals for employment, education and independent living, he or she may be considered through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for the Vocational Skills Program (VSP). VSP services are provided at one of the community-based classrooms/work sites located across St. Louis County.

Since 1998, Monsanto has been a VSP site, providing a great place for students to learn and work.

Monsanto’s partnership with SSD’s VSP has grown from five students in 1998 to more than 130 individuals over the years. SSD’s transition students gain valuable experience from working on site at Monsanto to identify their career interests, build employment skills, and develop the attitudes and expertise necessary for future successful employment. Transitioning students have assisted Monsanto in many ways as well, including assisting vendors, assembling 1,200 goodie bags for the United Way campaign, providing preparations for seasonal parties, and supporting “Take Your Son/Daughter to Work” days.

Monsanto’s dedication to students underscores its commitment to honoring individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities, and the company’s desire to support our local community. Over the years, several Monsanto employees and two of its vendors, Exos and Guckenheimer, have been awarded with SSD’s Special Ambassador Awards.

representatives from Monsanto and the SSD Board of Education

Published June 2018

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